Thanksgiving is just a week away, and families all across the country are preparing for the annual autumnal feast. This can be a tough holiday for vegans, but with a little planning and patience, it can actually be a great day. This is a great opportunity to impress omnivores with delicious vegan food, so we’ve put together a menu of 15 vegan Thanksgiving recipes that will come together for one epic meal.
15 Recipes for Your Vegan Thanksgiving Menu
Spinach Salad Bowl with Warm Pecan Dressing from Vegan Bowls by Zsu Dever – This salad is filled with shaved fennel, perfectly cooked quinoa, and candied pecans. The warm orange-pecan dressing ties all the flavors together and delivers a delicious Thanksgiving appetizer or side dish.
Oven-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Medjool Dates from The Lusty Vegan by Ayindé Howell and Zoë Eisenberg – No Thanksgiving meal is complete with a side of Brussels sprouts, and their natural flavor really pops when matched with the sweet creamy consistency of dates and the sharp spiciness of garlic in this recipe.
Mashed Potatoes with Sautéed Chard and Garlic from World Vegan Feast by Bryanna Clark Grogan – This dish is actually a Mediterranean take on the Irish potato and cabbage dish colcannon, but the combination of potatoes and greens makes it perfect for Thanksgiving.
Savory Shiitake and Parmesan Bread Pudding from The Lusty Vegan by Ayindé Howell and Zoë Eisenberg – Because sometimes you have to indulge, this is not Chef Ayindé healthiest recipe, but it’s a an excellent side dish option for Thanksgiving. Be sure to pace yourself and enjoy!
Devil’s Pot Pie from The Lusty Vegan by Ayindé Howell and Zoë Eisenberg – When brainstorming main dishes for The Lusty Vegan, Ayindé asked his Facebook friends what holiday food they missed most, and the response was a resounding “OMG I miss pot pie.” Ayindé took on the savory American classic. This is gravy, veggies, and a fluffy crust all in one magical pie.
Deep-Dish Caramel Apple Pie from Practically Raw Desserts by Amber Shea Crawley. This pie made with a tender, nutty crust, crumble topping, caramel-coated apple slices and cinnamon makes for the perfect ending to your Thanksgiving meal.
Stovetop Peach-Blueberry Crumble from Cook the Pantry by Robin Robertson – Similar to a fruit crisp, this dessert is made in a skillet on a stovetop instead of in the oven. The basis of the “crumble” topping is healthful, toothsome oatmeal.